Reversible and no sewing! This open cardigan will be a staple in your wardrobe. The selvedges along the side and armhole seams are encased in a knitted facing that provides a polished look on both sides of the sweater. The back is worked from the bottom up. Stitches are picked up and knit along the side selvedges and additional stitches are cast on for the armholes. The fronts are worked side-to-side from the seam to the front opening. The selvedge edges on the cardigan fronts undulate while they follow the curving lines in the stitch pattern. Sleeves are picked up around the armholes and worked in the round to the cuff.
Skills Required: Increases / decreases, provisional cast on, three needle bind off, working simple knit/purl stitch pattern from chart or written instructions, picking up sts, knitting in the round.
Gauge: 22.5 sts and 34.5 rows = 4" (10 cm) square in Hattie Stitch Pattern using 4 mm (US 6) needles, blocked 23 sts and 29 rows = 4" (10 cm) square in St st in the round using 4 mm (US 6) needles, blocked
- Illustrated knitting pattern
- Metric and imperial measurements
- Charted and written instructions
- Detailed schematic
- To fit bust: 30 (34, 39, 44, 50, 56)" / 76 (86.5, 99, 112, 127, 142) cm
Materials you need at home:
- Sport weight yarn; 1860 (1960, 2315, 2585, 2920, 3300) yd / 1705 (1795, 2115, 2365, 2670, 3020) m
- Shown here in: 9 (10, 11, 12, 14, 16) skeins Louet Gems Sport Weight 100% Merino; 225 yd per 100 g skein; shown in #80 Medium Grey
- 3.75 mm (US 5) circular needle, at least 32" (80 cm) long
- two 4 mm (US 6) circular needles, at least 32" (80 cm) long
- 5 mm (US 8) needle circular needle at least 24" (60 cm) long
- 3.75 and 4 mm (US 5 and 6) needles for working sleeves in the round: one long or two short circular needles or double pointed needles
- 3.75 mm (E-4) crochet hook
- stitch markers
- locking stitch markers
- stitch holders or waste yarn
A Holli Yeoh pattern is sure to offer something to learn, as well as a casually elegant aesthetic. Interesting techniques and clear instructions—developed from years of teaching and pattern writing experience—ensure a rewarding knit with beautiful results. Her work has appeared in industry leading publications including Vogue Knitting, Interweave Press, and Amirisu, as well as in her website (holli yeoh.com) and in her book Tempest, published in collaboration with SweetGeorgia Yarns.